Now that the baby’s back, you may be wondering where we will be going from here…
Well, we are officially becoming the Free Bree Foundation. We will continue to operate and focus on families being attacked by CPS for any reason, but particularly for marijuana cases. I will continue fundraising to pay for experts who can testify at trials to the safety of marijuana. I also want to use some of our funds to pay for research that will help families during trial also.
One of the research studies I’d like to do is on the hair-testing of infants. Testing like this is extremely rare and I believe we were blindsided by having this test done on Bree. I couldn’t find info on any other infant having a hair follicle test done, and I’d like to see what, if any, other things can contribute to the miniscule positive results we got on Bree’s test.
Another series of tests I’d like to have done has to do with breastfeeding moms who use marijuana. The research has already been done to show that children are not negatively affected by THC in the breastmilk. What I’m wondering is at what point does the THC metabolize and if the child is even getting THC in the breastmilk or if they’re getting the metabolite. This should be a relatively easy study, but I need a lactating woman who uses marijuana on a regular basis. If this is you, please contact me.
I’m also planning on having several links, seminars, and education for families who are going through the system. I just had a friend contact me this weekend who has just had a run-in with CPS and the police regarding marijuana.
ALSO: There is a rally across the nation on November 12, 2013 to express outrage at the Child Protection System. The one in Michigan is in Lansing at the DHS headquarters and it starts at noon. If you’ve been a victim of CPS, bring your empty strollers or other memorabilia of your children. (Something visual is best) Put a picture of them out. Prepare to talk to the media if you feel comfortable. The goal of this is to educate the public and make an outcry to change the CPS system or disband it altogether.
Please keep up-to-date on our page. There are many important things coming up that you will want to make sure you are a part of. Also – the website will be changing a bit so don’t be surprised when you see some new things! Thanks for supporting Bree!